A Letter Attesting State Residency (LASR) proves your address if you don’t currently have a permanent address. You may need to present this type of letter when verifying your identity during a Video Call. This letter qualifies as a secondary document and is a sworn statement testifying that you reside at a particular address. This article explains what the letter should include and how to request one.
Before you request a state residency letter or if you already have one, make sure the letter meets all of the following criteria:
- It has your first and last name, institution or agency name, and staff name or signature.
- It’s on official letterhead from a homeless shelter, drug treatment facility, halfway house, shelter for abused women, nonprofit entity, employer, faith-based organization, or government entity within the U.S.
- It can be scanned in full-color or black and white, a photocopy, or PDF file.
Request a state residency letter
If you don’t have a permanent address, you may need to request a LASR from a third-party entity. Examples of not having a permanent address include living in temporary housing or a homeless shelter. To get a Letter Attesting State Residency, contact:
- The management at the place you’re living, to request they print the letter on official letterhead.
- The Department of Motor Vehicles nearest you.